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Re: Attaching (compressed) files to bug reports with M-x mail-attach-file?


Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2014-08-20 15:31 +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > Unfortunately and to my surprise this did not do much else then
> > M-x insert-file and the full 3 MB were sent in plain-text.
> Considering the command's description ("Insert a file at the end of the
> buffer, with separator lines around it.") that should not really come as
> a surprise.

Considering the command's name, this description comes as a surprise.
I now see even less why it needs that command, or why it has the word
"attach" in it's name.

> > Is there any sane way to attach deliberately compressed text files to
> > bug reports written with M-x debian-bug?
> Use mml-attach-file, bound to C-c C-a in message-mode (the default mail
> composing mode since Emacs 23.2).

Thanks. Initially that looked exactly what I looked for. But on the
receiver side I got just that in the body of the mail sent with "M-x

  <#part type="application/octet-stream" filename="/tmp/4982-0-0-11-1408532991-c-cactus--sbin-dhcpcd5.backtrace.xz" disposition=attachment description="Some compressed file">

But maybe that's related to also having post-mode.el loaded, as I use
mutt by default as MUA -- with Emacs as editor. That's likely also the
reason why C-c C-a is bound to mail-abbrev-insert-alias for me.

Will investigate further. Thanks again for pointing me into the right

		Regards, Axel
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